Alexander Steinitz, Conductor

Alexander Steinitz, Conductor - English Biography

Born in the city of Salzburg, Alexander Steinitz is gaining international attention for his performances in both the concert and operatic fields. He regularly follows invitations to several European countries as well as Japan, Canada and the USA.

Important engagements of the past include conductings with the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, the Halle Philharmonic Staate Orchestra, the Austrian Tonkunstler Orchestra, the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Toronto COC Orchestra or the Vienna Chamber Soloists on their tour to Japan. Later he conducted Beethoven´s 9th Symphony in Nagoya. Among others he worked with soloists like Emmanuel Ceysson, Markus Groh, Linus Roth, Adrian Oetiker, Peter Schmidl, Lilya Zilberstein, or William Youn.

Alexander Steinitz served as Principal Conductor at several opera houses in German-speaking Europe and held the position of interim Music Director at the Meiningen State Theatre. Guest appearances led him to opera houses like the Vienna Volksoper, the Chemnitz Opera, the Wuppertal Opera or the State Theatres of Braunschweig, Saarbruecken or Kassel.

Alexander Steinitz won several distinctions and sponsoring prizes like the Forum of Young Artists in Vienna, the Conductors Forum in Hamm or at the International Gennady Rozhdestvensky Conducting Competition. His produdtion of “Orfeo ed Euridice” received a nomination for the German Theatre Prize “FAUST”, his production of Mozart´s “Don Giovanni” received the Theatre Oscar from the “Rheinische Post” for “Best Music Theatre Production”.

Alexander Steinitz wrote orchestra instrumentations that were played by orchestras including the London Royal Philharmonic. Also, Mr. Steinitz has appeared many times in TV and radio (ARD, Deutschlandradio, ORF, NHK, WPKN). He received his first music training at the Salzburg Mozarteum. After his academic high school time in Vienna, he studied orchestral Conducting at the Vienna Music University and Orchestral Conducting at Yale University.